The present role playing game evolved from the pen-and-paper RPG. Much before the advent of computer video games, people used to pass their spare time playing pen-and-paper role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. With the dawn of computer games, RPGs took on it's present day virtual form.
Today, role playing games are one of the best genres in the computer world, but they borrow the game mechanics, settings and emulate the dice outcomes of a pen-and-paper role playing game. One of the most important aspects of role playing games is exploration, followed by completing quests, collecting loot, slaying down enemies and bosses and raising the expertise level.